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“Shark is the man!”: ethnoknowledge of Brazil’s South Bahia fishermen regarding shark behaviors

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, July 2014
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Title
“Shark is the man!”: ethnoknowledge of Brazil’s South Bahia fishermen regarding shark behaviors
Published in
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-10-54
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Authors

Márcio Luiz Vargas Barbosa-Filho, Alexandre Schiavetti, Daniela Trigueirinho Alarcon, Eraldo Medeiros Costa-Neto

Abstract

Fishermen's knowledge is a source of indispensable information in decision-making processes related to efforts to stimulate the management and conservation of fishing resources, especially in developing countries. This study analyzed the knowledge of fishermen from three municipal areas of Bahia in northeast Brazil regarding the behavior repertoire of sharks and the possible influence that these perceptions may have on the inclination to preserve these animals. This is a pioneering study on the ethnobiological aspects of elasmobranchs in Brazil.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Australia 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 80 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 21%
Student > Master 13 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Researcher 8 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Other 16 19%
Unknown 13 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 37 43%
Environmental Science 14 16%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 2%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 17 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2014.
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#11,261,564
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Outputs from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#451
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#94,307
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#6
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